Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm
The Drama Book Shop is pleased to welcome Andrew Gerle in celebration of his new book, "Music Essentials for Singers and Actors." This event will feature a short workshop as well as a signing.
Pianist, composer and playwright Andrew Gerle's works for the theater include the musicals Meet John Doe(Jonathan Larson Award, cast album on Broadway Records), Gloryana (Kleban Award, Richard Rodgers Award), The Tutor (3 Richard Rodgers Awards) and La Tempesta (with Fantasticks lyricist Tom Jones). Recent Broadway and off-Broadway credits include Sweeney Todd, An American in Paris, Matilda and Gigi, and he has served as music director for such artists as John Raitt, Shirley Jones, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Norm Lewis and Carolee Carmello. Andrew is also the author of The Enraged Accompanist's Guide to the Perfect Audition (Hal Leonard/Applause Books), and serves on the faculties of Yale University and the Manhattan School of Music.
Music Essentials was one of Playbill. com's 8 New Theatre Books You Need To Read This Summer
Music Essentials for Singers and Actors available Sept. 5!
"If everyone auditioning for musicals owned a copy of this book, our lives would be easier and the world of musical theater would be a better place." - Robert Lopez and Kristin Anderson-Lopez, two-time Oscar-winning songwriters ofFrozen and Coco
"Andrew Gerle is the music theory teacher I wish I'd had." - Randy Graff, Tony Award-winning actress and teacher
"I love this book. His method will quicken the learning process, and deepen each performance." - Jeanine Tesori, Tony Award-winning composer of Fun Home, Caroline, or Change, and Violet
"A real achievement - it will be the only book like it and the new gold standard. Bravo!" - Rob Berman, Emmy Award-winning conductor and music director